An inconspicuous clover: cultivation, useful properties, types

Zelenchuk is yellow, Zelenchuk is a creeper, night blindness is a modest, but a lot of secrets plant, which has many secrets, is called differently. Lamb is mainly known in folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent, but it is often used to decorate the garden. The article is devoted to the description of the plant and its medicinal properties, tips for caring for it and recommendations regarding the use of yellow zelenchuk in landscape design.

Botanical description and distribution of yellow Zelenchuk

Lamb yellow - grassy groundcover perennialreaching a height of 0.2 to 0.5 m.The plant can be easily recognized by its fast-growing long shoots, elongated pubescent ovate leaves with pointed ends and a silver pattern at the base, upright tetrahedral stems and yellow spongy inflorescences collected in loose brushes. Quickly covering the ground with a variegated carpet, zelenchuk does not allow other plants, including weeds: this representative of the family Yasnatkovye extremely aggressive when it comes to neighborhood with other inhabitants of the garden.

Yellow Lamb is common in an impressive area. It can be found in deciduous forests of Europe, the Caucasus and even in Western Siberia, as well as in any part of Ukraine. The plant is decorated annually with flowers in May and blooms until the end of June, and the succulent foliage retains its decorative properties until the onset of frost.

Useful and healing properties of yellow cassava

In folk medicine, the aerial part of the plant is used.. It contains trace elements such as ascorbic acid, essential oils, alkaloids, flavonoids, sucrose, as well as tannins, many vitamins and saponins. Thanks to its rich composition, the herb has a powerful diuretic, calming and expectorant effect.

There are practically no contraindications for the Zelenchuk clover, but it is not recommended for patients with allergies and individual intolerance to the substances that the plant contains.

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Zelenchuk clear-headed is not very whimsical to care for: loam or sandy loam soil is perfect for her; if the gardener is interested in the accelerated development and more abundant growth of the walnut, then you can plant it on a fertile, well-drained soil of medium humidity. The plant prefers neutral or slightly acidic soil.

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Technology and planting dates of yellow Zelenchuk

Before planting the walnut in the open ground, it is best to choose a place next to low shrubs. Under the trees with a dense crown zelenchuk yellow should not be planted, because the plant, especially some of its varieties, does not tolerate humidity above average. Illumination in the chosen place should be good: the clear-eyed man likes bright or diffused light.

Yellow lamb is sown in early autumn, unlike its other species that need to be planted in early spring. The technology for planting yellow zelenchuk is quite simple: the selected area is pre-drained (8-10 cm) and moistened, and then a plant is planted on it. The seeds can be slightly pressed, but you need to leave them close to the surface. Since the clover is resistant to low temperatures, seedlings do not have to create greenhouse conditions. The first sprouts of yellow Zelenchuk will appear 45 days after sowing.

The rules for the maintenance of yellow clover

Despite moderate whimsicality, yellow Zelenchuk requires attention and care, otherwise it will turn from a cultivated plant into an ordinary weed. Here are some rules for gardeners to care for perennials:

  • The plant needs to provide regular and timely watering in small doses. Neither moisture stagnation in the soil, leading to rotting of the roots, nor bare stems during prolonged drought should be allowed;
  • In the spring and during flowering, the walnut tree gratefully responds to feeding with compost. In summer, it can be fertilized in June, and then in August. From organics, it is better to use loose humus (100 g per sq. M.) - it sprinkles directly on the foliage. As an additional fertilizer, a mineral mixture is used (8 g per sq. M.);
  • To maintain high decorative qualities and to avoid uncontrolled self-seeding, dried inflorescences should be cut off. This procedure can also provoke repeated flowering;
  • Regular, but moderate mowing or pruning will contribute to increasing the density and bushiness of the shoots;
  • In the heat, among the foliage of yellow zelenchuk, whiteflies, mealybugs, scale insects and other parasites can settle. In this case, it is necessary to take measures to disinfect the plant;
  • Once every 5 years, it is recommended to transplant the lassock to a new place.

The use of Zelenchuk in medicine

Due to the composition of flowers and shoots, rich in useful substances, in the art of treatment by folk methods, zelenchuk has long been used as an expectorant, diuretic and anti-inflammatory.

Infusion of grass very effective in the treatment of acute and chronic cystitis and urethritis, prostate adenoma, incontinence in the elderly, glomerulonephritis and pyelonephritis. In addition, fresh infections are treated with fresh clover and skin wounds. Poultices and compresses from yellow Zelenchuk - an indispensable tool for inflammation of the joints.

Fresh juice and decoctions from the leaves of yellow cinnamon can have a positive effect on those suffering from insomnia, depression and decreased appetite. In this form, Zelenchuk is recommended to be taken before meals and at night for 1 tbsp. spoon.

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Zelenchuk yellow in the decor of the garden

In the design of the garden landscape, cassock is very popular due to its ground cover features. This perennial will easily and quickly transform the inconspicuous corners of the garden, decorate the foot of bushes and small trees with a permeable crown, cover the border compositions with a colorful carpet. Zelenchuk yellow is perfect for alpine slides, because it can actively develop among stones.

One of the common scenarios for using crypt in combination with a large boulder is to surround the stone dug vertically into the ground with an air carpet: for many gardeners it seems harmonious and natural when this or that object grows from the greenery.

Lamb can be safely planted in areas where it will autonomously own the territory: the gaps between the paths, the area between the house and the asphalt, the "aisle" of flower beds, in urban courtyards with less favorable conditions, etc. Rapidly growing, yellow zelenchuk will cover unsightly places with a beautiful carpet of leaves with an unusual pattern.

Yellow lamb is often used as an ampel plant. Long shoots will gracefully hang from the flowerpot, gradually completely covering it and creating the effect of a silver-mottled “knoll” in the middle of the lawn.

Despite its increased aggressiveness, the clover is still able to become an element of flower ensembles, if you choose the right neighbors for it. The best options are hosts, tiarells, geyhera, lunar holes, forest peonies, aconites, as well as bulbous - tulips, hyacinths, daffodils. From these combinations you can get great compositions for flowerbeds and mixborders.

Lamb in the garden decor

Other types of cassava

In botany, approximately 80 species of cassava are known, but only a few are grown as a garden crop:

White Lamb (deaf nettle)

Meadow perennial with erect, branched stems and creeping rhizome. It reaches a height of 45 cm. Stems and leaves of an oval-heart-shaped form are pubescent. The flowers are two-lipped, snow-white, collected in whorls in the axils of the apical leaves. The flowering period begins in June and lasts until September. This variety of cassava, like yellow, has a wide range of healing properties;

Lamb purple (red nettle)

Annual, rarely two-year-old low plant (up to 25 cm) with a thin root and flexible stems. Stems densely cover small oval leaves. From April to September, red nettle is decorated with delicate flowers of various shades of pink;

Spotted lamb (speckled)

Tall perennial, reaching 70 cm in height. Erect shoots are almost not pubescent, covered with oval-serrate leaves with a silver strip along the central vein. During flowering, the speckled cassock attracts insects with fragrant flowers 2-3 cm long in light pink or bright purple. The view includes several decorative varieties (Album, Aureum, Beacon Silver).

Zelenchuk yellow - an unpretentious plant that can decorate any garden plot or city courtyard. Its creep and aggressiveness are not disadvantages, but advantages that can be advantageously used in landscape design. In addition, calendula is used in folk medicine, so it can become a worthy representative of a gardener’s personal garden medicine kit.